NOTE: Always use Craftsman Professional replacement belts, not general purpose belts.
Craftsman Professional belts are specially designed for use on this mower and will nor-
mally last longer.
Set the cutterdeck in a middle height-of-cut posi-
Use a 3/8" ratchet and extension to back
tensioning idler off to remove belt from idler.
Remove belt from cutterdeck pulleys.
NOTE: Use the 3/8" ratchet in the square hole A on
Remove belt from clutch pulley.
Install the new belt by performing these steps in
Remove cutterdeck belt (see cutterdeck belt
Disconnect wire I at clutch M. Remove bolts J
and remove torque restraint.
Using a ratchet with a 9/16" socket, place over
nut at location P. Use the ratchet to rotate it
enough to remove the transaxle drive belt.
Install a new transaxle drive belt by performing
these steps in reverse order.
Inspect the fans. Replace if worn or damaged.
Torque transaxle pulley nut to 28.3-41.6 ft-lbs
Reinstall cutterdeck belt (see cutterdeck belt
All belts are tensioned by spring loaded idlers and do not require any adjustment.